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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

On anniversary of solar caps, yet another obstacle to clean energy

Families and businesses hoping to switch to solar energy were dealt another setback yesterday, when a key solar program hit its cap for towns and cities served by Eversource.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Clean energy can meet 100 percent of our needs, experts say

With Massachusetts’ energy future up for debate on Beacon Hill, advocates and experts released a paper today arguing that a society powered by 100 percent renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is within reach.

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Canoeist launches 'Canoe for Clean Water' tour

Today Denny Alsop, a 69-year old member of Housatonic River Initiative and a Berkshire county grandfather and canoe builder, set out, for the second time in his life, on a month-long canoe canoe trip across Massachusetts to bring attention to the importance of clean water for the Commonwealth. 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

One year after solar caps hit, 100 House members urge swift action

As a standoff over a key solar energy program drags on into its twelfth month, halting solar projects across Massachusetts, 100 state representatives sent a letter today asking House leaders to ensure the continued growth of solar.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Mayors ask state leaders to preserve key solar program

Mayors and top officials from 32 cities and towns, led by Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, sent a letter to legislative leaders today urging them to support policies that enable municipalities to install solar energy.

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